The phrase “Redeeming the time” comes from Ephesians 5.16. That’s where the Apostle Paul told the church to make the best possible use of their time “because the days are evil.” Paul made a direct connection between the evil in his society and the need to redeem the time.
Sometimes the most discouraging part of my day is reading the news. Things that a few short years ago were universally recognized as sin and abomination to God, are now fashionable and glamorized. Their full embrace is now mandated by governments hostile to Christian values. Someone noted that if God doesn’t bring judgement to our country He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.
The point is this- as we see the moral free fall around us, we are bound to get discouraged at times, but we don’t stay there. We use the presence of increased evil around us as motivation to make a difference, or as Paul put it, to “redeem the time.”
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.